'Driving across the causeway with the Atlantic on his left and the Gulf on his right, Ted Thompson took one look at Pelican Key and knew he was home. His arrival was years in the making.' The story of Ted Thompson's life is just one of the stories in 'Faces in the Cistern.' Why he settled in Pelican Key and his interaction with other Pelican Key residents shaped t only the rest of his existence but also theirs. As in any community, some people of Pelican Key are eccentrics. Some are flamboyant. But most are just like everyone else--rmal, caring, unassuming people. It is their stories that are the most interesting and full of surprises. Their adventures and their rmalcy are faces in the cistern we call life.